Red Notice sets new Netflix record with biggest opening day ever

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Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson in Red Notice.
Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson in Red Notice.
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Dwayne Johnson's new action-comedy has set a new Netflix record.

According to the Baywatch actor, Red Notice, directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and also starring Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, shattered opening day records. The film premiered on the streaming service on 5 November.

The 49-year-old shared the news on Twitter: "Red Notice shatters opening day records for Netflix around the world. With outstanding 92% audience score! This was @sevenbucksprod's first deliverable for a streaming platform. Critical we delivered for your families worldwide. Thank you!"


His co-stars shortly followed suit. Gal tweeted: "This is amazing!" and Ryan congratulated the whole team.


The film centres on John Hartley (Johnson), an FBI profiler who hunts down the world's most wanted. His global pursuit finds him smack dab in the middle of a daring heist where he's forced to partner with the world's greatest art thief Nolan Booth (Reynolds), to catch the world's most wanted art thief, "The Bishop" (Gadot).

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